Author Archives: RTA



12.26.2019
We Are EXTREMELY GRATEFUL

2020 will mark our 10th year in business together as … “professional triathlon coaches”…

WAIT! WHAT? … yup that’s actually a “job!!!” We still laugh when people ask us, “what do you do for work?” 😂

We would like to think of “what we do,” more as guiding people to achieve EPIC & EXTRAORDINARY GOALS by using health & fitness as the primary median. It has truly been a blessing. There is NOTHING BETTER than HELPING OTHERS achieve their PERSONAL GREATNESS.

 

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12.17.2019

Have you ever had goals that never came to fruition? Race goals, weight loss goal, career goals, life goals, WHATEVER.

Let’s do something about that!

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12.16.2019

And the WINNERS Are?

Each year we do a raffle with amazing prizes from our sponsors for those who join/renew our Triathlon Club (Team RTA) before the early registration deadline. This year, everyone who joined/renewed BEFORE 12/13/19 for 2020 was entered to WIN!
 
And the WINNERS are….

 

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12.09.2019
IRONwoMAN: Liz Harsley

Not too long ago Liz Harsley said “Hell no, I’m never doing a full IRONMAN, I don’t want to have to do that twice (referring to the Half-Iron distance)”. As she recalls saying this, she quickly follows up by saying “my old self was an idiot.”

LOL! We certainly wouldn’t call Liz an idiot, but it’s funny how many of us say we’ll never do something only to change our mind later. And more times than not, we’re happy with our decision.

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11.26.2019

Qualifying for the Boston Marathon

RTA coached athlete, Nick W, qualified for the Boston Marathon for the SECOND TIME! And we couldn’t be more happy for him! However, his preparation this time, was significantly different.

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11.20.2019

 

Each year we try to find ways to add additional value to your experience as an RTA club member. In 2020 we will be offering regular triathlon webinars for our athletes and club members. More info and sample webinar below.

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09.23.2019
Coach to Coach Show w/ 2 TOP Coaches

 

> You’re Invited <

**Recorded Show Included at the Bottom of this Post**

Are you a Tri Coach? OR… Are you an triathlete who likes to know what goes on behind the “scene?” Join Coach Elizabeth Kaplanis as she and IRONMAN U® Master Coach, Matt Dixon breakdown two real life athlete scenarios.

 

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08.06.2019

On July 28th, 32 athletes from Team RTA Triathlon Club started the iconic IRONMAN Lake Placid and by midnight EVERYONE FINISHED! We had the most athletes of any group this year so there was plenty of team support to go around.

It’s hard to put into words just how special this event was for Team RTA so instead of trying, we created a short video to help caption the emotion from this triumphant weekend.

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07.22.2019
Team RTA at IRONMAN Lake Placid

This year Team RTA has our largest group of athletes racing IRONMAN Lake Placid on Sunday, 7/28. 

We have 30+ from RTA racing IRONMAN Lake Placid AND well over 150+ family, friends & club members cheering for those racing. There’s NOTHING BETTER then racing along side your teammates and having the support of others. 

Below is a list of who’s racing and how you can track them on race day.

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06.24.2019

RTA Athletes PR on Challenging Course

IRONMAN Mont Tremblant 70.3 was an RTA Tri Club Team Race again this year.  About a dozen RTA club members toed the line in Quebec, Canada on what was a beautiful day for a race. Everyone had a great time and all of the RTA coached athletes had outstanding races including 5 PR’s.

IRONMAN Mont Tremblant 70.3 has become a popular destination race among Team RTA triathlon club members. The area is filled with endless entertainment and recreational options for all ages. And the pedestrian layout makes the city inviting, accessible and spectator friendly.

Whether it’s this race or another destination race, there is nothing more fun then racing some place new and exciting with friends & teammates.

CONGRATS to all on outstanding races and a special mention to those athletes below who PR’d. Keep up the good work!!!

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06.21.2019
We’ve Walking on Sunshine! 

Cue the music! We are absolutely THRILLED and HONORED to have been selected as a recipient of the Women for Tri triathlon club grant for the 5th time! We are looking forward to continue growing the female population in the sport we love.

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06.20.2019
How Many Times Will You Get Back Up?

Rohit is new to triathlon. Like many overachievers, he has a “go big or go home” mentality. He signed up for his first triathlon, IRONMAN Atlantic City 70.3 and contacted us soon after.

Rohit had a decent understanding of triathlon, but he didn’t know how to swim and wasn’t sure how to best prepare for the race. However, he understands the value of professional guidance and proper preparation. He’s also determined to be successful and he’s willing to put the work in.

Despite all of this, the reality was Rohit had a massive goal. Like any BIG goal in life, the journey to his finish 70.3 finish line would likely have a couple bumps in the road. And it did.

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06.13.2019
IRONMAN Lake Placid Bike Course Change

IRONMAN Lake Placid is the longest running IRONMAN event in North America. It was also home of 2 winter olympic games (1932 & 1980 – famous for the “Miracle on Ice”). The incredibly scenic yet challenging course which is also spectator friendly makes this race a great choice for triathletes looking for something special.

For the 2019 edition of IRONMAN Lake Placid, the race organizers just announced a small change to the bike course. Details & diagram and below.

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06.13.2019
NormaTec: Train Hard, Recover Faster

RTA Triathlon is excited to announce a 2 year partnership with NormaTec. NormaTec Recovery Systems are trusted by the very best professional and amateur athletes, teams and fitness organizations in the world.

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04.04.2019

Test Results (2019)

We regularly test and re-test our athletes throughout their training programs. Positive test results ensure the athlete’s custom training plan is “working.” If results do not show improvement, it allows us time to ask, why, and make the necessary adjustments PRIOR to race day.

Test results provide us with valuable data for creating future workouts in order to maximize fitness gains for the athlete.  Ultimately the data will help to establish their race day strategy. Needless to say, the end goal is to put our athletes in optimal position to have the best race possible.

We are proud of our athletes and the hard work and dedication they put toward training. Below are a some of the test results we have seen recently.

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